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Maui Wowi Hawaiian's New Franchisees Discover Solution To Battered Career Syndrome »

July 02, 2015 at 11:10AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Becoming owners of a fun coffee and smoothie franchise concept has a Missouri couple excited for the future.
July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // Republic, Missouri - A company that embodies the laidback lifestyle, makes work fun, and offers quality products was just what the doctor ordered for the newest franchisees of Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies. Missouri couple, Mendee and Wes Thomas have broken free from the corporate world in order to begin living their dream.
The term Battered Career Syndrome has been used to describe what many Americans are suffering in the corporate world as they are overlooked and undercompensated. Coming from a Fortune 500 company, Mendee felt unnoticed and underappreciated in her career...

OpenWorks Rewards Employees With Profit Sharing Initiative »

July 02, 2015 at 10:31AM PDT | Source: OpenWorks

Workers Receive Bonuses Based on Company Reaching Consolidated Net Profit Targets
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 02, 2015 - OpenWorks, one of America’s leading integrated facility services franchises, recently launched an initiative that shares the company’s profits directly with their employees and rewards them for their contributions to the success of the franchise.
In January, OpenWorks began a net profit sharing program for all of its employees across the county. The company will provide bonus payments to their employees based on if the company approaches, meets or exceeds their targeted net profit goals. The bonus amounts are determined by a percentage of the employees’ pro-rated salaries.
OpenWorks’ net profit sharing plan rewards employees with bonus payments through three tiers of payouts based on the company budget:

Threshold bonus – the reward incentive attributed to attaining the company’s threshold net profit amount...

Choice Hotels To Report Second Quarter 2015 Earnings On July 29, 2015 »

July 02, 2015 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: Choice Hotels

ROCKVILLE, Md. - July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today announced that it will report its second quarter 2015 results on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, before the market opens. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2015 earnings on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 9 a.m. EST. Mr. Stephen P. Joyce, Choice Hotels' president and chief executive officer, and Mr. David White, chief financial officer, will discuss the company's performance.
The dial-in number for the teleconference is (855) 638-5678 and the access code is 72461415. International callers should dial (920) 663-6286 and enter access code 72461415. A live webcast will be available on the company's website, www.choicehotels...

Adkins Named Culver's Director Of Menu Development »

July 02, 2015 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Culver's

June 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. - Quinn Adkins has joined Culver Franchising System Inc. as director of menu development. In this position, Adkins will play a critical role in building the Culver's brand through strategic and sound product development, menu management and quality assurance of products.
Adkins has over 14 years of experience in culinary product development; most recently from Olga's Kitchen Inc., a full service casual dining chain in Troy Michigan, where he has spent the last five years as executive chef and product development manager. Adkins previously supported menu development at TGI Fridays in Texas and B.G. Bolton's in Kansas.
"We're fortunate to have a person of Quinn's caliber on our team," says David Stidham, vice president of Marketing at Culver's...

The Goddard School’s Dynamic Learning Through Play Curriculum Comes To Herndon, VA »

July 02, 2015 at 8:47AM PDT | Source: The Goddard School

Premier Preschool Now Open For Enrollment To The Herndon Community
July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // HERNDON, VA - Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school is open for enrollment in Herndon, VA. Located at 2400 Dulles Town Blvd., Herndon, VA 20171, the new school is owned and operated by franchisee, Shifali Saini.
Shifali Saini first became interested in opening a preschool following the birth of her daughter. Wanting to provide her with the best educational environment and a strong learning foundation, Shifali turned to The Goddard School for its ranking as the #1 child care center franchise 14 years in a row. With ample business experience in multiple industries, as well as a Childcare Certification, she is committed to bringing the passion and expertise of early childhood education to families in and around Herndon...

Take The British Swim School Safety Pledge »

July 02, 2015 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

British Swim School is focused on three things: swimming lessons, water safety and fun. We recently launched an online pledge for swimmers of all ages to read and sign at http://www.britishswimschool.com.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 02, 2015 - British Swim School (BSS) is focused on three things: swimming lessons, water safety and fun. In May, as part of National Water Safety Month, it launched an online pledge for swimmers of all ages to read and sign. So far, more than 1,100 people have taken the pledge and the Company aims grow that number tremendously over the summer. As Americans celebrate independence in the water, visit the site and take the pledge.
The pledge asks people to follow four simple rules:

Never swim alone
Never play or swim near drains or suction fittings
Always dive feet first
Always obey the pool rules

“Kids’ swimming lessons allow families to feel more secure around the water, but we all need to adhere to basic rules to stay safe,” said Rita Goldberg, founder and CEO of British Swim School...

Blue Moon Estate Sales Eases The Burden Of Selling A Personal Estate, Launches National Expansion Initiative »

July 02, 2015 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: Blue Moon Estate Sales

July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // RALEIGH, NC – The estate sales industry, traditionally dominated by mom-and-pop operations that cater to regional clientele, is seeing an emergence of successful franchise businesses with wider-than-local ambitions. One such business, Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sales franchise in the country and pioneer of the new niche, has launched an aggressive initiative to further expand its national footprint.
With 11 locations currently open and operating in four states – including North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey and Texas – company plans call for having a total of 20-25 locations by the end of this year and 50-75 by the end of 2016. Five locations have already opened since the beginning of the year...

Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa Officially Opens »

July 02, 2015 at 7:47AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

A new landmark, designed to foster connections, launches on Okinawa Island.
July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), in collaboration with Ken Corporation and Ken Real Estate Lease, Ltd., today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa - the first hotel under a Hyatt brand on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The hotel is the tenth hotel under a Hyatt brand in Japan, and it is the sixth Hyatt Regency hotel in the country, following Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka and Fukuoka.
A mere 20-minute drive from Naha Airport, Hyatt Regency Naha, Okinawa is located between Naha’s main street of Kokusai Dori and Tsuboya Yachimun Dori, a historical street lined with traditional pottery workshops...

DoubleTree By Hilton Cleveland – Westlake Opens Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation »

July 02, 2015 at 7:36AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // CLEVELAND, Ohio and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland – Westlake, located approximately 12 miles from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and convenient to the nearby Crocker Park Outdoor Shopping Center and local business destinations including OnBase by Hyland, Ford Motor Co., Ridge Tool and the world-famous Cleveland Clinic. Formerly a Holiday Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland – Westlake opens following a multi-million dollar transformation that includes a total renovation of the hotel’s guest rooms, public areas, meeting and banquet rooms. The hotel is owned by Cleveland Airport Hospitality and managed by Twin Tier Hospitality...

Zippy Shell Acquires Two Chicago Franchise Locations »

July 02, 2015 at 7:31AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell Storage Operations (ZSSO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zippy Shell Incorporated, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of two Zippy Shell locations in the Chicago market; which include Zippy Shell of West Chicago and Zippy Shell of Kane County. This acquisition is the first major corporate acquisition following the $25 Million investment from Virgo Investment Group earlier this month.
Zippy Shell of West Chicago was previously under the ownership of Josh Robbins, and Zippy Shell of Kane County was owned by Todd Temaat. This transition is the first of numerous ZSSO acquisitions expected throughout the year. With the strategic funding from Virgo, Zippy Shell projects the addition of five corporately-owned franchise locations before the end of 2015...

Express Clydesdales Return To Calgary Stampede »

July 02, 2015 at 6:05AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Ronald McDonald House Family as Parade Guests
CALGARY, ALBERTA - (Marketwired - July 2, 2015) - The Express Clydesdales, goodwill ambassadors for Express Employment Professional franchisees will return to the 2015 Calgary Stampede. Together with Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta, the Express Clydesdales team will include a family currently staying at the Calgary Ronald McDonald House family as special parade guests on the Express stagecoach. Bob Funk, CEO and Chairman of Express Employment Professionals, will also accompany the Clydesdales.
On their visit to the Calgary Stampede in 2011, the world-renowned Express Clydesdales and Bob Funk were honored to escort His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, in the Express stagecoach where they helped kick off the Calgary Stampede...

WIN Home Inspection Posts A 32% Increase In Overall Revenue Since 2010 »

July 02, 2015 at 5:55AM PDT | Source: WIN Home Inspection

Average revenue for a WIN Home Inspection franchise also continues to increase as demand rises for home inspection services.
July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // The WIN Home Inspection franchise reports a 32% increase in overall revenue from 2010 to 2014, according to our new FDD. That number reflects the dramatic and continuing rise in the demand for home inspection franchise services.
“Home inspection is one of the fastest-growing segments of the real estate franchise industry,” says WIN Chairman Thomas Knapp. “The National Association of Realtors says 99% of its members recommend an inspection, and 77% of all home buyers hire inspectors before making their purchases. As home sales increase, so does the number of inspections...

Grabbagreen® Signs First Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement In Dallas, Texas »

July 02, 2015 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Grabbagreen®

Arizona-based food+juice restaurant, Grabbagreen expands their footprint as consumers continue to embrace healthier eating options on the go.
June 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - Grabbagreen®, the Scottsdale-based restaurant concept known for their super ingredient-inspired menu and fast atmosphere, has announced a three-store development deal in Dallas with franchise partner 3MUnited LLC. This announcement marks the very first franchise agreement since Grabbagreen launched their franchise opportunity at the end of April.
"We are excited to welcome 3MUnited on board as our first franchise partner at Grabbagreen," says Kim Cramton, VP of Operations and Franchise Development. "Our team has been laser focused on elevating the brand's expansion strategy and positioning the company for nationwide growth in 2015...

Tastee Freez Names Anchorage Franchisee Operator Of The Year »

July 02, 2015 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: Tastee Freez

Longtime Franchisee, Rich Owens, Takes Home the Prestigious Award for Second Year
June 8, 2015 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, California – Tastee Freez, the brand behind America’s favorite soft served treats, announced Alaska franchisee, Rich Owens, as its 2014 Operator of the Year. Rich was honored by Tastee Freez parent company, Galardi Group, which also operates the Wienerschnitzel and Hamburger Stand brands, at the company’s 2015 National Operator Seminar for his tireless commitment to excellence since he began operating the long established Tastee Freez franchise in 1994. Rich also earned this most coveted award in 2006.
“Rich has gone beyond the call of duty in creating a destination for fundraisers and charities throughout the Anchorage community,” said Doug Koegeboehn, Chief Marketing Officer for Galardi Group...

Lifelong New Yorker Launches New Creative Colors International Location In Westchester »

July 02, 2015 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: Creative Colors International, Inc.

Industry Leading On-site Repair and Restoration Franchise Saves Local Customers 90% on Replacement Fees
Westchester, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2015 - Creative Colors International, the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, launched its first ever New York-based location on June 8th in Westchester, NY. This is big news as more local business owners and cost-conscious residents than ever before are seeking out alternatives to astronomical upholstering charges and replacement fees associated with damaged possessions composed of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric.
This rising local demand for cost-effective repair and restoration services is what inspired local man Bob Fishman to open the newest Creative Colors International location right here in Westchester...

College Hunks Hauling Junk Franchise Satisfaction Scores Outpace Competition And Franchise Industry Benchmarks »

July 02, 2015 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: College Hunks Hauling Junk

Service, Training, Marketing and Company Culture Are Just a Few of the Areas Where Franchise Owners Said They Were Well Supported
TAMPA, FL - (Marketwired - Jul 2, 2015) - Franchise Business Review has given College Hunks Hauling Junk top marks in its annual third-party franchise owner satisfaction survey.
FBR is the industry standard for measuring franchisee satisfaction. FBR reaches out to franchise owners in multiple business sectors every year, asking more than 40 questions about how they feel about the training and support they're getting from the home office. Respondents' thoughts on leadership and core values also are assessed, as well as the franchise system overall, the franchise community, the financial opportunity and their own performance and overall satisfaction...

Sears Hometown And Outlet Stores, Inc. Announces New CEO »

July 02, 2015 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SHOS) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected William (Will) A. Powell as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, effective immediately. Mr. Powell succeeds W. Bruce Johnson, who as previously announced is stepping down as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. The Board of Directors also has elected Mr. Powell as a member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Powell has been Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since its separation from Sears Holdings Corporation in October 2012. Prior to his employment with the Company he served as Sears Holdings’ Senior Vice President and President, Hometown Stores (at that time a division of Sears Holdings), positions he held from November 2008 to October 2012...

MaidPro Takes Number Four Spot In Franchise Business Review’s Top 80 Low-Cost Franchises Ranking »

July 02, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: MaidPro

Boston, Ma (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - MaidPro continues to win franchising-industry accolades in 2015, announcing today that it has earned the number-four rank in Franchise Business Review’s Low Cost Franchises –Top Opportunities Under $100K report.
“If you are like many people, you have probably been told that franchising is a very expensive proposition and only an option for individuals with specific skillsets,” says FBR Editorial Director Emma Pearson. “In this report, however, we have identified 80 low-cost franchise opportunities, the majority of which are appropriate for first-time business owners.”
FBR’s massive annual franchisee satisfaction study captured data from over 9,200 individual franchises, representing some 132 brands in the low-cost (less than $100K to startup) category...

From “The Great White North” To The Tropics, Rita’s Italian Ice Continues International Expansion »

July 02, 2015 at 3:54AM PDT | Source: Rita’s Italian Ice

World’s Largest Italian Ice Concept Opens Three Stores in Canada and Plans for Puerto Rico
TREVOSE, Pa. (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 - Today, Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, announced it’s continuing its international expansion and awarding its fifth international master franchise agreement for the development of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. The news comes as the company is continuing to make great strides in the North, officially opening its first three stores in Canada earlier this month.
“Our growth this year has been unprecedented,” said Eric Taylor, chief development officer at Rita’s Franchise Company...

Bar Louie Central West End To Host Anniversary Party »

July 02, 2015 at 3:44AM PDT | Source: Bar Louie

ST. LOUIS - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Bar Louie Central West End is celebrating their 9th anniversary by hosting a two day blowout bash on July 2nd & 3rd. The fun begins with some of the incredible features that have made them famous with locals over the years, including $1 burgers (their Tuesday burger night special) and out of this world features on 8 signature martinis and select domestic buckets all day.
"This celebration is truly about paying tribute to the amazing people of St. Louis who have been great supporters of Bar Louie since the day we opened," says Bar Louie Central West End GM, Brandon Hillis. "This is just a small token of our appreciation."
Bar Louie Central West End is located at 14 Maryland Plaza and is open for lunch, dinner and late night dining from 11 a...



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